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Antique Rope Bed
Antique Rope Bed  
Mr. Taylor,
I have aquired an antique rope bed and would like to know the value of it.  I don't even know how old it is.  It is in excellent condition.  I have attached a photo to help.  Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Kristi - That is an unusual arrangement for the rope. Rope beds usually have ropes in two direction, lengthwise and crossways like this one.
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/15077362_red-stained-wooden-rope-bed

It appears the side rails with the spindles for the cross ropes may have been replaced or the spindles removed.

The bed appears to be factory made in the late 19th century in Colonial Revival style.

It would sell at auction in the $100 range.

Thanks for writing.

Fred Taylor
www.furnituredetective.com
info@furnituredetective.com  

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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.

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I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at www.furnituredetective.com

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BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida

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